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(Himalayan Mint Plant) A showy shrub native to the grassland of the Himalayas and Western China known for its soft, downy grey-green leaves with a whitish underside and vivid whorls of orange-scarlet flowers in summer.
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Colquhounia coccinea is a showy shrub native to the grassland of the Himalayas and Western China known for its soft, downy grey-green leaves with a whitish underside and vivid whorls of orange-scarlet flowers in summer.
These flowers are particularly eye-catching against the nearly silvery leaves and Colquhounia coccinea will grow to be a fantastic border shrub with an open but reasonably upright habit.
Colquhounia coccinea is best in a sunny, warm garden where it will enjoy the warmth.
- Position: Full sun.
- Soil: Fertile, well drained soil.
- Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. In the U.K. Colquhounia coccinea grows best against a south facing wall or fence. After a hard frost, it can die back, but usually regrows in late spring or early summer.
- Flowering Period: July - September.
- Flower Colour: Orange-scarlet
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Medium sized to large branching shrub.
- Height: up to 2.5 m (8 ft)
- Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
- Notes: Please also note that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase, we will NOT replace a Colquhounia coccinea which is damaged or killed by winter cold.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium, Shrub - Large
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Site: Coastal Areas
- Special Features
- Evergreen, Flowers in Autumn, Flowers in Summer, Foliage - Blue/Silver, Suitable for Containers